Mainland Southeast Asia | Mekong region faces even greater forest losses, WWF warns

Mekong region faces even greater forest losses, WWF warns

Top environmental group says countries on mainland Southeast Asia need to ramp up their forest protection policies or face the threat of millions of hectares being lost to 'development' and infrastructure projects over coming decades

July 22, 2018 7:43 PM (UTC+8)
Thailand's Western Forest complex, made up of 19 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, is one of the largest protected areas in Southeast Asia. But WWF warns that these areas are at risk if countries in the Greater Mekong region don't work harder to protect them. Photo: WWF/ Adam Oswell
Thailand's Western Forest complex, made up of 19 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, is one of the largest protected areas in Southeast Asia. But WWF warns that these areas are at risk if countries in the Greater Mekong region don't work harder to protect them. Photo: WWF/ Adam Oswell